In Ohio, local alcohol, drug and mental health boards, together with service providers, are working to strategically respond to the growing service demands of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and those negatively impacted by the opiate epidemic. The Foundations recognize the importance of appropriate, timely access to behavioral health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services in promoting overall health and well-being. Foundation investments have supported community priorities, leveraged resources and helped to facilitate the provision of new, sustainable service delivery models in areas of greatest need.
Funding Partnership: Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services 317 Board
In southeastern Ohio, the Foundation partners with the 317 Board to collaboratively support innovative and effective strategies designed to improve the health and quality of life for vulnerable individuals and their families affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Through a multi-year, 1:1 funding match, the partnership will invest over $2 million in Athens, Hocking and Vinton counties. Funding awards have been allocated to integration efforts for behavioral health and primary care programs, as well as capital and infrastructure needs of behavioral health providers. To date, over 4,000 individuals have received integrated behavioral health services as a result of the funding partnership.
Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration Southeastern Ohio Year Three Final Report
OHFN and the 317 Board are pleased to share this report, highlighting a funding partnership focused on the integration of behavioral health and primary care in southeastern Ohio.